Royalty rates

This chart shows Alberta-owned metallic and industrial minerals. They are administered by Alberta Energy and Minerals.

CommodityRoyalty rates
Limestone, other “stone”$0.0441/tonne
Bentonite$0.11/tonne
Clay for pottery and fireclay$0.11/tonne
Other clay, marl, volcanic ash$0.0655/cubic metre
Silica sand$0.37/tonne
Salt$0.45/tonne
Placer minerals5% of production
Metallic minerals, such as base metals, diamonds, uranium1% gross mine-mouth revenue before payout. After payout, the greater of 1% gross mine-mouth revenue and 12% net revenue

Royalty reporting and payment

Royalty reporting and payment are required for Rock-hosted minerals leases.

Follow these instructions:

  • Royalty reports are to be submitted via ETS (Electronic Transfer System)
  • Royalty reports may be submitted by mail or email to the Coal and Mineral Development Unit (see Contact, below)
  • Royalties may be paid by cheque or direct deposit (Electronic Funds Transfer). Ensure that the payment has the account number and amount to be allocated to the account. Failure to do so could result in the payment being returned.
Royalty regime and rateReporting instructions
Non-producing Rock-hosted minerals lease

By January 31 of the production year, declare non-production.

By January 31 of the year following the production year, confirm no production occurred.

No royalty payment is required.

Percent of net revenue
Greater of 1% mine mouth revenue and 12% net revenue
Report and payment are due no later than the last day of the month following the quarter.
Per cent of production value (placer minerals royalty)For any quarter in which a sale of placer minerals occurred, report and payment are due no later than the last day of the month following that quarter.
Flat rate
(bulk commodities, salt)
Rate varies, depending on mineral
From the first month of production, report quarterly. Report and payment are due no later than the last day of the month following the quarter.

Quarriable minerals production and royalty report

Use this form to report quarterly on production and royalties payable to the Crown and/or to declare and confirm no production for the calendar year. This report is due on or before the last day of the month following the production quarter. The form is required when submitting royalties through Electronic Transfer System (ETS).

Placer minerals production and royalty report

Use this form to report on placer mineral sales and royalties for those quarters in which placer mineral sale or disposition occurs. Use it to report annually if no production/sale occurs.

This report is due on or before the last day of the month following the production quarter. The form is required when submitting royalties through ETS.

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Salt production and royalty report

Use this form to report quarterly on production and royalties payable to the Crown. It is also used to declare and confirm no production for the calendar year.

This report is due on or before the last day of the month following the production quarter. It is required when submitting royalties through ETS.

Metallic mineral royalty reporting

No forms are available for reporting royalties using the revenue-minus-cost royalty regime. This is 1% of mine mouth revenue or 12% of net revenue.

Please contact Coal and Mineral Development (see contact information below).

Preauthorized debit royalty payments

Complete and submit this form if you wish to authorize electronic debit to make royalty payments.

Send the completed form to Financial Services (see last page of form).

Applications received before the 5th-last day of the month will be processed that month. Applications received after that will be processed at the end of the following month.

Royalty regulation

Metallic and Industrial Minerals Royalty Regulation specifies the following for Alberta-owned metallic and industrial mineral royalties:

  • regimes
  • rates
  • reporting requirements

Royalty regulation review

Current Minerals Strategy and Action Plan

Contact

Connect with the Coal and Mineral Development Unit:

Hours: 8:15 am to noon and 1 pm to 4 pm (open Monday to Friday, closed statutory holidays)
Phone: 780-427-7707
Toll free: 310-0000 before the phone number (in Alberta)
Email: [email protected]

Edmonton

Address:
Alberta Energy and Minerals
Coal and Mineral Development Unit
North Petroleum Plaza
9945 108 Street *
Edmonton, Alberta  T5K 2G6

* Couriers, please report to the 2nd floor.

Calgary (drop-off location only)

Address:
Alberta Energy and Minerals
300, 801 6 Avenue SW
Calgary, Alberta  T2P 3W2